1 At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through
the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and
began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.
2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him,
Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to
do upon the sabbath day.
3 But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David
did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with
4 How he entered into the house of God, and did eat
the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat,
neither for them which were with him, but only for
5 Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the
sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the
sabbath, and are blameless?
6 But I say unto you, That in this place is one
greater than the temple.
7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have
mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned
8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath
9 And when he was departed thence, he went into
10 And, behold, there was a man which had his hand
withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to
heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.
11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be
among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall
into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold
on it, and lift it out?
12 How much then is a man better than a sheep?
Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath
13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine
hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored
whole, like as the other.
14 Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council
against him, how they might destroy him.
15 But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from
thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he
healed them all;
16 And charged them that they should not make him
17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by
Esaias the prophet, saying,
18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved,
in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit
upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.
19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any
man hear his voice in the streets.
20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking
flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment
21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.
22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a
devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch
that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.
23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not
this the son of David?
24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This
fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the
prince of the devils.
25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them,
Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to
desolation; and every city or house divided against
itself shall not stand:
26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against
himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?
27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do
your children cast them out? therefore they shall be
28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God,
then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man's
house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the
strong man? and then he will spoil his house.
30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that
gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and
blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the
blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be
forgiven unto men.
32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of
man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh
against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him,
neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or
else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt:
for the tree is known by his fruit.
34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil,
speak good things? for out of the abundance of the
heart the mouth speaketh.
35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart
bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of
the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men
shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the
day of judgment.
37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by
thy words thou shalt be condemned.
38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees
answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from
39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and
adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there
shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the
40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in
the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three
days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with
this generation, and shall condemn it: because they
repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a
greater than Jonas is here.
42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the
judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it:
for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to
hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater
than Solomon is here.
43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he
walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth
44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from
whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it
empty, swept, and garnished.
45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other
spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in
and dwell there: and the last state of that man is
worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto
this wicked generation.
46 While he yet talked to the people, behold, his
mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to
speak with him.
47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy
brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.
48 But he answered and said unto him that told him,
Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?
49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his
disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my
50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which
is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and